Image: Stuart Westmore
Weano Gorge, Karijini, where the minerals in the rocks result in some quite exquisite colors
Karijini has been called Mother Nature’s own adventure world, but the description underplays the spectacular beauty of this national park in Western Australia. Here, deep, multi-hued gorges, which hold some of the world’s oldest rocks, are banded with iron and precious stones. Sparkling waterfalls feed inviting pools of crystal green, and cliffs and plateaus are topped with lush vegetation. It’s one of Western Australia’s most alluring places to explore.